In the Brooder
- May 21, 2010
I just adopted two brother and sister ducks.They are about a year old and and mixed breed. The boy is a greyish-white and the girl is a light caramel-brown and white, she has beautiful face markings. Ohh they are so cute!!I have 1 rooster, 3 hens and 1 duck. My duck Ritz' boyfriend Jack recently died and she has been very lonely so I wanted to find her friends. So I brought the 2 new ducks home yesterday. They are in the summer garden area that's enclosed with 5ft. fence wire. At first sight my rooster was aggressive, they have never had any additions to their group, but then he started to dance for them. After awhile he just went on with his usual business and didn't pay attention to them. I have all the necessary things for the new ducks in the garden with them but the are still soooo very scared.. What worries me is they have not ate or drank water. They run along one side of the fence back and forth and hide. Will they be ok? How long will it be till they are at least comfortable to roam around where they are now? Will they like my 1 duck? And will my rooster eventually take to them and hopefully ignore them?